The BIT which stands for Business Information Technology Institute located Germany is a computer science and information systems research institute. It is affiliated with University of Mannheim. The BIT was established in Mannheim in 2007. It employs a staff of about 20 researchers. BIT is systematized as a research group within the University of Mannheim and it belongs to the Mannheim School of Computer Science and Mathematics.
There are mainly three subdivisions of BIT: • Application Development I (large scale industry) where BIT is engaged in: Template based SAP ERP rollout; Knowledge Management in the Intranet; Data migration in SAP ERP; Enterprise Management; Building of a global Internet Platform • Application Development II (medium-sized business) where BIT is working on: Adoption of a companywide Business Intelligence solution under usage of SAP NetWeaver BW; Implementation of customized scenarios for the management and operational reporting from the following fields of activity: Supply Chain Management, Finance and Controlling, Sales/Distribution and Production • Software Lab where BIT installs prototypes analyzing software products under consideration of: Functionality, Architecture, Usability and Integration
The BIT Institute is focused on projects for organizational development and software rollouts in industry companies and projects in the area of developing standard business application systems with software vendors. Here, the BIT is engaged in several research areas that are divided into six different research clusters: • Business Intelligence (BI) • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) • Supply Chain Management (SCM) • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) • Workflow Management (WfM)